Friday, November 4

old favourite

so close
yet so far
ye lone beacon
that guides me
nowhere

Tuesday, October 25

nightcap

Such pure love that has no boundaries. Incessant and limitless. Swells up my heart and floods my veins. Flowing out of my fingertips, into your forehead. With no beginning and no end. As time comes to a standstill, between you falling asleep and me going to sleep.

Tuesday, October 4

shadows

there's something that we share
and i can't put a finger on it
you know, i know.
maybe. 
like you get that tune
i'm humming in my head
and i think you can sing along
maybe.
you know, i know.
there's nothing at all
maybe. 

Thursday, July 21

ebb

You're moving away from my dreams.
And my dreams are moving away from me.
Why did we have to grow up so soon?

Tuesday, June 21

leaving behind

jogging at lodi gardens
furnitures at amar colony
beef rolls, nihari at markazi
leisurely strolls to kali bari
weekly rituals at dilli haat
nagaland kitchen & rosang
momos, tea, paan at market 2
export hut at kalkaji
the lawns of humayun's tomb
evening runs at b block park
everything that is karol bagh
roadrash on cycle rickshaws
chawri bazar to ghantewala
through dariba kalan
rabdi at parathewali gali
saag meat at kake's
that big fat tree outside oup
select citywalk, movies at dt
the three roundabouts on ashok road
ywca kitchen, parliament street
pathways to heaven from isbt
gole market, majnu ka tila
govindpuri, sarita vihar
my terrace and the sky.
sometimes, even half a home
is so much to come back to
but you never know about it
until it's time to say good bye

bombay bot

wake up
rush
curse bombay roads
traffic and potholes
poached eggs & coffee
thirty bucks
ten am
outlook, excel.
outlook, excel.
count money, pay bills.
count money again.
outlook, excel.
noon. lunch.
fruits and salads.
nod at small talk.
promotion gossip.
market slowdown.
market share.
shipments, retailing.
fifteen minutes up.
outlook. outlook.
cleartrip, bookmyshow.
goal.com, football news.
outlook, excel.
powerpoint. draft. edit.
edit. outlook. excel.
head to gym.
head to juhu.
head to tingu.
come home hungry as hell.
plan to read, plan to write.
only end up on apps.
call delhi. shit, call delhi.
hear her laugh.
forget everything else.
forget. repeat.

Tuesday, May 10

edge

sometimes
even a slip
is one step
closer
sometimes
one step
too far.